Jays Roundup - I remember
Wednesday, September 29 2004 @ 07:37 AM EDT
Contributed by: Pepper Moffatt
how the darkness doubled
lightning struck itself.
I was listening
listening to the rain
I was hearing
hearing something else.
No game yesterday due to weather.
- Dr. Prison Fence (along with his assistant Nurse Ratchet) gives us details about the rainout in "Blue Jays-Orioles rained out:
At 6:50 p.m. ET, approximately 15 minutes before it was supposed to start, the Orioles announced an alternative. The game would be rescheduled for Wednesday at 3:05 p.m., setting up a double-dip. Ted Lilly and Gustavo Chacin will pitch for Toronto, and the O's will counter with Bruce Chen and Rick Bauer.
- David Ginsburg's take on the rainout:
Bruce Chen will pitch for Baltimore in the opener Wednesday, and Bauer will get his first start since August 2002 in the nightcap.
It's been a dreadful season for Bauer, who has bounced back and forth between Baltimore and triple-A Ottawa and spent time on the disabled list with a sore right elbow. After being sent to the minors a second time on July 7, the right-hander ripped the organization, then issued an apology before reporting to Ottawa.
- Fordin Notes on Brandon League and the rainout:
Camden Yards has a state-of-the-art drainage system, which helped keep hope alive for several hours. Gibbons referenced that system before the game was called, saying that it was tough to tell what would happen.
"As long as the infield's dry -- they don't care what the outfield looks like in most places," he said. "That's a pretty good reason to appreciate a dome, huh?"
Actually, domes aren't infallible either. The Jays had to cancel a game last week in Tampa Bay, beating the hurricane that seemed to be bearing down on them.
They've only had three rainouts this year, and Wednesday's double-dip will be the team's second this season. The other one came in Chicago, and the Jays split that day down the middle.
- In "Halladay wants to go full out" Mike Ganter discusses Roy Halladay's upcoming start:
The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner knows the Jays are acting in Halladay's best interests by imposing a pitch count.
Halladay, whose final start is scheduled for Saturday at the SkyDome against the New York Yankees, says the limits are unnecessary.
In short, he wants the kid gloves off in order to go out and pitch the way he knows best. And that means full out without worrying about retiring hitters in as few pitches as possible.
- Mark Zwolinski discusses the managerial situation in "Gibbons draws praise of GM:
Jays interim manager John Gibbons is all but a lock to have that status changed to full-time for next season.
Gibbons, who took over the managerial reins from Carlos Tosca Aug.6, will likely receive the news within a week after the Jays wrap up their season this Sunday.
"I think he's done a good job. You look at the example of the way he used the bullpen (in the Jays' 4-1 win over Baltimore Monday night) ... he had it lined up right," Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi said.
"I think the attitude in the clubhouse is good, too. The players know they have someone pulling for them in the manager's office."
How would the Bauxites feel if the job was given to Gibbons?
- Today's Games in Baltimore:
More details in the games preview.
- Game 1 - 3:05PM: LHP Ted Lilly (12-10, 3.92 ERA) vs. LHP Bruce Chen (1-1, 3.26 ERA)
- Game 2 - 7:05PM: LHP Gustavo Chacin (1-0, 3.86 ERA) vs. RHP Rick Bauer (1-1, 5.36 ERA)